According to the BBC on February 9, the theory that dogs can present their owners’ personalities is scientifically supported.
Austrian researchers said, the dog dog can reflect the host’s anxiety and negative emotions, and relaxed, friendly dog can pass this kind of feeling to the human body, may help them master to cope with stress.
More than 100 dogs and their owners participated in various tests, including measuring their heart rate and how well they responded to danger.
Saliva samples were also used to measure cortisol levels.
Cortisol levels are an indicator of stress.
Dog owners pass five personality tests: neuroticism, extraversion, experience openness, agreeableness and conscientiousness.
A questionnaire was also conducted on the personality of the dog.
Dr Elise schbayer, of the university of Vienna, said that owners and dogs interact with each other in terms of coping mechanisms, and that humans are more influential than dogs.
“The results of our survey are just evidence of the fact that owners and dogs are a pair of things in society, and that they influence each other in terms of dealing with stress,” she said.
She added that dogs are sensitive to the emotional state of their owners and may reflect their owners’ emotions.
Dogs have been around humans for more than 30, 000 years.
There is evidence that they can capture emotional information from people and adjust their behavior accordingly.
The study is reported in the journal PLOS ONE.